Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani

Occasionally, we love a change from our normal iyer food. This week I prepared Hyderabadi Vegetable Dum Biryani for lunch. It is an amazingly flavorful main course rice dish.The blending of Mughlai and Andhra Pradesh cuisines in the kitchens of the Nizam, ruler of the historic Hyderabad State, resulted in the creation of Hyderabadi Biryani. An amazing flavorsome Hyderabadi vegetable biriyani based on basmati rice and a medley of mixed vegetables, yoghurt, golden fried onions, tomatoes ,nuts & spices and always slow cooked on dum. This cooking on dum gives the biryani its uniqueness and originality.I adapted this recipe from here.

Instead of Garam masala I made home made Biriyani masala Powder.

Biryani Masala 

Cinnamon stick-1

Shah jeera-¼ tsp

Pepper corns-4
Nutmeg, powder – 1/2 tspCumin seed – 1 tsp
Shah jeera – 1 tsp
Mace – 3
Star anise -2
 Dry roast each spice seperately on a moderately medium flame till the spice gives faint aroma and grind into powder: